Research and analysis

Prison officer fitness testing: Analytical summary

This research looked at the appropriateness of the minimum fitness levels that have been set and maintained for the Multi Stage Fitness Test for prison officers.

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Prison Officer Fitness Testing: Analytical Summary 2018

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Standards for prison officer fitness were introduced in 2001, and all new recruits are subject to a fitness assessment to ensure a minimum standard of fitness for the job. Heart rate monitors were used to measure the aerobic demands during the fitness assessment, as well as during participation in routine work-based activities for 135 prison officers in different roles.

Published 12 July 2018